New England Review Poetry Editor

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Classification TitleAssoc Editor NERJob TitleNew England Review Poetry EditorLocationMiddlebury, VT CampusHourly/SalariedHourlyGradeSP1Hiring Minimum$20.00Brief Position Summary

This posting is currently accepting internal applicants only. Internal applicants are active Middlebury College employees and their spouse or partner.

This is a temporary position with an anticipated start date of March 5, 2021 and an end date of August 31, 2021.

New England Review’s Poetry Editor is responsible for shaping the poetry section of this award-winning literary quarterly. The Poetry Editor works both independently and in concert with the Editor to select high-quality, diverse work from writers both new and known. The Poetry Editor evaluates NER’s unsolicited submissions and solicits poetry and poetry in translation in order to create a vibrant and balanced selection, encompassing a wide aesthetic spectrum. The Poetry Editor also helps to build relationships with readers, writers, and students on behalf of NER, serving as an advocate and representative of the magazine and its mission.

Approximately 20 hours per month.

Essential Functions
• Select about 15-20 poems per quarter for inclusion in the journal.
• Discuss poetry selections with the Editor and make adjustments as needed to finalize selection for each issue.
• Review and respond to all unsolicited poetry submissions (around 3,500 per year), with the assistance of staff readers.
• Oversee staff readers of poetry, enlisting new volunteers as needed.
• Solicit writing from poets whose work would be well suited to the magazine but may not have submitted on their own.
• Consistently meet deadlines and respond to regular communications with the NER staff.
• Continuously pay attention to the field of contemporary poetry.

General Responsibilities
• Help promote NER on social media and at conferences and events.
• Make recommendations for the annual NER Award for Emerging Writers.
• Possibly host a reading or event for NER authors.
• Occasionally meet with NER’s student interns to talk about poetry selections.
• Contribute to NER web features, such as Behind the Byline and Writer’s Notebook.

Education
The successful candidate will have a BA, possibly also an MA, MFA, or PhD, in literature or related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be deeply familiar with the New England Review and the landscape of contemporary poetry. Must have excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

Experience
Some editorial experience with a literary magazine or publisher is helpful.

Physical Demands
Must be able to read manuscripts online and work remotely.

If teaching, Course number and nameWhat is the FTE for this position?.067Typical hours per two week pay period10Anticipated Start Date03/05/2021Regular or TemporaryTemporaryIf temporary, enter end date08/31/2021Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screeningNonePosting NumberSH00548Position CategorySeasonal/TemporaryOpen Date10/15/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

This posting is currently accepting internal applicants only. Internal applicants are active Middlebury College employees and their spouse or partner.

This is a temporary position with an anticipated start date of March 5, 2021 and an end date of August 31, 2021.

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Posted: 10/17/2020
Application Due: 10/21/2020
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